The Type-53 Plasma Bolt Launcher, colloquially known as the Plasma Caster,[2] is a Covenant plasma weapon.[3]


The Plasma Caster fires balls of plasma that can bind to targets and detonate but bounce off other surfaces. The weapon can fire either several regular rounds, which arc slightly, or deploy its side panels and fire a single charged shot which has a larger explosion than the regular shots[3] and has a longer range.[4] When fired in smart-link the shots will stick to enemies, and when hip-fired the shots will bounce.[5]




  1. Halo Waypoint - Universe: Plasma Caster
  2. Halo Waypoint - Universe - Plasma Caster
  3. 3.0 3.1 YouTube - Halo 5 E3 Campaign Demo
  4. The Sprint - Season 2, Episode 1: All In
  5. YouTube: - Halo 5: Guardians GAMEPLAY - E3 2015 Interivew

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